Overcoming Short-termism: A Call for a More Responsible Approach to Investment and Business Management
Twenty-eight leaders representing business, investment, government, academia, and labor joined the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program’s Corporate Values Strategy Group (CVSG) to endorse a bold call to end the focus on value-destroying short-termism in our financial markets and create public policies that reward long-term value creation for investors and the public good.
The statement, “Overcoming Short-termism: A Call for a More Responsible Approach to Investment and Business Management,” identifies three leverage points for encouraging a renewed focus on long-term value creation and for addressing one part of market short-termism, shareholder short-termism:
- Market incentives: encourage more patient capital through tax policy
- Alignment: better align the interests of financial intermediaries and their ultimate investors
- Transparency: strengthen investor disclosures